Gotta love that big fat modular synth on the cover. Mars Audiac Quintet is Stereolab's sophomore effort on Elektra from 1994. Here the band continues to explore different sonic terrain from other indie bands at the time, shaping their sound with various influences ranging from krautrock and easy listening to post-rock, pop and everywhere in between. Strong melodies and vocals are a constant throughout the journey. 15 tracks spread over 2LPs housed in a lovely gatefold sleeve. Recommended.
- music label: 1972 2012